I am slowly adjusting to my new role as a military mom. This is a role that I didn't expect to have with Jordan, and did not really want with Seth. But, this is a part of the new me. Since both of my children are currently in boot camp, my new role boils down to a lot of letter writing. Since email and texting is the new norm, an old fashioned, hand-written letter seems to be a thing of the past. I miss those. But, I've written quite a few of those old-fashioned letters lately. And, I've been getting quite a few of those from my adult children, which I read and re-read throughout the day and weeks.
Yesterday, we received our first letter from Seth. The envelope didn't even have our names on the outside, just our address. We received a form letter telling us the ins and outs of sending letters and packages. We also received a short hand-written note starting out "Dear Family" requesting protein powder and bars. The South Carolina heat probably zaps the recruits of a lot of nutrients. I'm sure September (Seth's graduation) won't come soon enough for him. I'd say he's missing his air-conditioned house right about now.
Jordan writes regularly and tells me all about her days and how she is coping. She sneaks in how much she misses home, siblings, and her bed, and how she revealed to her room mates that her mom is her best friend ::gushing:: She is doing very well and learning so much. I am extremely proud of her. She had to get another haircut, and she says she looks like the American Girl, Kit...about 12 years old. My daughter is sick again. She has had a cold for about half of her time in boot camp. I'm sure the lack of rest prevents her from healing 100%. She broke down and went to medical for some cold meds. She said she felt much better after taking something. She graduates in less than a month, and everyone is very anxious to see her.
Welcome to my family blog. I have been married to Mike for over half of my life. I love my Savior, Jesus. I am a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom to six terrific, interesting children. My 3 oldest were born to me in my younger years, while my 3 youngest were given to me by God in my older years. I am very blessed. ~Cheri